The executive functioning skills govern your ability to pay attention, manage your time, wait for your turn, control urges, interpret information and learn from past experiences. If you suffer from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), disruption in the brainwave activities can trigger several uncontrollable behavioral and mental symptoms including inattention, restlessness and impulsivity. Many firms offer psychotherapy in Irvine using drug-free techniques to manage the condition.
Conventional treatment approaches, such as behavioral strategies and medication, provide minimal benefits in responding to factors that cause ADHD. TMS is a new drug-free treatment method that helps address the root cause of brain imbalances that cause ADHD.
ADHD and the Brain
ADHD is caused by differences in neuron connectivity, chemical composition and genetics. It is a common neurobehavioral problem affecting children during early life. If your child has this condition, they will be more restless, impulsive and easily distractible than their peers.
Unfortunately, most children are less likely to outgrow the condition and it will persist in adulthood. During adulthood, your child is less likely to suffer from hyperactivity and impulsivity and they can stay focused and accomplish tasks efficiently.
Brainwave Function and Imbalance
Your brain cells or neurons communicate to control and coordinate all your thoughts and actions. During this communication, synchronized electrical pulses (brainwaves) are generated. Brainwaves define your level of consciousness. When there is a mismatch in your brainwave, this causes “harmonic dissonance” that makes your brain activity clouded and inefficient. As a result, parts of your brain may become hyperactive, while others may be under aroused.
Preparing for a TSM Session
Unlike with other medical treatments, your doctor will not tell you to avoid certain foods and drinks. During treatment, you will be required to remove any magnetic device or one which reacts to magnetism including credit cards.
Testing for ADHD
Your physician will require you to complete a testing battery that has been formulated based on your needs. This test focuses on executive functioning, behavioral, academic and cognitive assessments. Your physician will develop a personalized treatment plan based on the results of your brain function. Among the benefits of TSM treatment include:
- High success rate compared to other treatment plans
- Non-invasive – the treatment is nonsurgical
- Non-sedative – the procedure requires no sedation and is pain-free
- Minimal side effects –most patients record no side effects after the treatment.
Restoring brainwave balance Using TMS
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) restores harmony and balance to the dissonant brainwave patterns responsible for ADHD symptoms using low-amplitude magnetic pulses. The treatment works by targeting and sending repetitive pulses of magnetic energy to stimulate particular areas of the brain so that cell activity can occur and promote optimal inter-neural communication. Your treatment will last for several weeks to help rewire your brain’s circuits by reshaping the brainwave patterns that cause you to have ADHD problems.
Psychotherapy is also an essential tool in helping people recover from traumatic life events like bereavement and relationship breakdowns. There are different types of psychotherapy available, so the team at Americas TMS Center is able to select the most appropriate kind of therapy for your situation. Therapists also recognize the importance of involving younger children, even those who aren’t able to talk yet, in family therapy sessions. Not only does the play element give every member of the family a voice, but it also enhances the communication and interactions between the older family members, and makes the experience more enjoyable.
Do not allow attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder to define your intelligence levels. If you or your child has ADHD, the condition can be treated using non-invasive methods. Americas TMS Center helps residents of Irvine, CA, who have ADHD.